re pegged


a pin of wood or other material driven or fitted into something, as to fasten parts together, to hang things on, to make fast a rope or string on, to stop a hole, or to mark some point.
Informal. a leg, either real or wooden: still on his pegs at 99.
a notch or degree: to come down a peg.
an occasion, basis, or reason: a peg to hang a grievance on.
Also called pin. Music. a pin of wood or metal in the neck of a stringed instrument that may be turned in its socket to adjust a string's tension.
Informal. a throw, especially in baseball: The peg to the plate was late.
Economics. the level at which some price, exchange rate, etc., is set.
British, Indian English. an alcoholic drink, especially a whiskey or brandy and soda.
British, clothespin.
verb (used with object), pegged, pegging.
to drive or insert a peg into.
to fasten with or as with pegs.
to mark with pegs.
to strike or pierce with or as with a peg.
to keep (the commodity price, exchange rate, etc.) at a set level, as by manipulation or law.
Informal. to throw (a ball).
Journalism. to base (an article, feature story, etc.) upon; justify by (usually followed by on ): The feature on the chief of police was pegged on the riots.
Informal. to identify: to peg someone as a good prospect.
verb (used without object), pegged, pegging.
to work or continue persistently or energetically: to peg away at a homework assignment.
Informal. to throw a ball.
Croquet. to strike a peg, as in completing a game.
Also, pegged. tapered toward the bottom of the leg: peg trousers.
take down a peg, to reduce the pride or arrogance of; humble: I guess that'll take him down a peg!

1400–50; late Middle English pegge (noun), peggen (v.) < Middle Dutch

pegless, adjective
peglike, adjective
repeg, verb, repegged, repegging. Unabridged
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peg (pɛɡ)
1.  a small cylindrical pin or dowel, sometimes slightly tapered, used to join two parts together
2.  a pin pushed or driven into a surface: used to mark scores, define limits, support coats, etc
3.  music See also pin any of several pins passing through the head (peg box) of a stringed instrument, which can be turned so as to tune strings wound around them
4.  (Brit) Also called: clothes peg, US and Canadian equivalent: clothespin a split or hinged pin for fastening wet clothes to a line to dry
5.  informal a person's leg
6.  dialect (Northern English) a tooth
7.  (Brit) a small drink of wine or spirits, esp of brandy or whisky and soda
8.  an opportunity or pretext for doing something: a peg on which to hang a theory
9.  a mountaineering piton
10.  croquet a post that a player's ball must strike to win the game
11.  angling a fishing station allotted to an angler in a competition, marked by a peg in the ground
12.  informal a level of self-esteem, importance, etc (esp in the phrases bringortake down a peg)
13.  informal See peg leg
14.  chiefly (Brit) off the peg (of clothes) ready to wear, as opposed to tailor-made
vb (sometimes foll by down) , pegs, pegging, pegged
15.  (tr) to knock or insert a peg into or pierce with a peg
16.  to secure with pegs: to peg a tent
17.  mountaineering to insert or use pitons
18.  (tr) to mark (a score) with pegs, as in some card games
19.  informal (tr) to aim and throw (missiles) at a target
20.  chiefly (Brit) (intr; foll by away, along, etc) to work steadily: he pegged away at his job for years
21.  (tr) to stabilize (the price of a commodity, an exchange rate, etc) by legislation or market operations
[C15: from Low Germanic pegge]

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Word Origin & History

1440, from M.Du. pegge "peg," a common Low Ger. word of uncertain origin (cf. Low Ger. pigge "peg," M.Du. pegel "little knob used as a mark"). The verb meaning "fasten with or as if on a peg" is first recorded 1598, from the noun. Slang sense of "identify, classify" first recorded 1920. To be a square
peg in a round hole "be inappropriate for one's situation" is attested from 1836; to take someone down a peg is from 1589, but the original lit. sense is uncertain (most of the likely candidates are not attested until centuries later).
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